Spencer’s For Steak And ChopsThis Friday night (May 18th) head downtown for a six course luxury wine dinner replete with lobster, wagyu beef, seabass and more. Chef Sebastian Lowrey’s latest wine dinner menu spares no expense when it comes to decadent dishes and looks unmissable. This time around, the meal has an added reason to splash the cash – proceeds from the meal support a great cause; 50% of the proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Family Support Center. Here’s that fabulous menu in full: * Tempura lobster tail, wasabi English pea purée, white asparagus, edible flowers * Domaine Chandon, blanc de noirs * Tomato coconut curry soup, black sesame & caraway cracker, Thai basil * Trimbach, Gewurztraminer, 2014 Alsace, France * Pan roasted seabass, orange vanilla beure blanc, micro greens * Tablas Creek, côtes de tablas blanc, 2014 Paso Robles, CA * Mint pappardelle pasta, braised Morgan County lamb bolognese, pecorino romano cheese * Colpetrone rosso di montefalco, 2017 Umbria, Italy * Greg Norman reserve wagyu beef tenderloin, farm egg * Novy family winery, syrah, 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands, CA * Cardamom cappuccino pot de creme, spiced maple whipped cream, brown butter financier cakes * Cockburn’s 10 year tawny port, Portugal Dinner begins at 6.30 p.m. prompt and is priced at $85 for the food and $40 for the optional wine pairings. Call GM Tesia Simmons on (801) 238-4748 for reservations. 1910, 255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 238-4748 http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/utah/hilton-salt-lake-city-center-SLCCCHH/dining/spencers.html
We OliveJoin Brett Ludemann of Flora/Fauna Wines on June 7th as he helps We Olive launch their Rosé All Day Thursdays series with style. On the evening of the 7th, Ludemann will guide guests through a tasting of unique and delicious Rosé wines. Guests will receive a 3 oz taste of 5 different wines paired with an array of small bites to welcome in the warm Summer months ahead. Side-note, you’ll probably hear more about Ludemann in the coming year as his new wine brokerage finds its feet. Here’s a bit of background:
Flora/Fauna is a small, independently owned and operated wine brokerage located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brett’s goal is to introduce authentic, terroir-focused and natural wines made by artisanal producers rather than large, corporately owned wineries. He prefers wines made with organic and sustainably farmed fruit using natural techniques without any commercial additives—yeast, powdered tannin, coloring agents, acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc. Just like Flora/Fauna, all his wineries are independently owned and operated.With that focus in mind, the June 7th event will see the following wines poured: Broc Love Rosé POE Rosé Habit Rosé Keep Rosé Idlewile Rosé The evening runs 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. and tickets cost $50 via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rose-event-at-we-olive-tickets-45997976185?aff=ehomecard 602 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 448-7489 weolive.com/salt-lake-city
The GartenLastly, something of an ongoing event that you’ll want to keep tabs on during the coming months (except, um June weirdly, read on below). Officially kicking off on May 25th with a public (ribbon cutting) – The Garten – a partnership between Red Rock and Mountain West, two great local brewers. The Garten will be a new outdoor patio at Mountain West, modeled on a traditional German beer garden. Naturally, Mountain West ciders and Red Rock beers will be on hand, plus a selection of featured local spirits. The two businesses are aiming to make The Garten the go-to summer spot to relax, there will be live music and food trucks too. Located in the Marmalade district at 425 North 400 West, The Garten is provisionally planned to be open on Fridays (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) Saturdays (11am-10pm) and Sundays (11am-5pm) and is dog friendly too. A provisional line up of events and food trucks at The Garten is as follows. Expect this to change over the weeks a little bit, be sure to follow The Garten on Facebook for upto the minute details: Friday, May 25: Cafe India Saturday, May 26: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Sunday, May 27: Gerlach’s Friday, June 1: Havana Eats Saturday, June 2: Pride Weekend! Sunday, June 3: Pride Weekend! Melty Way Closed for private events in June – reopening in July Friday, July 6: Cafe India Saturday, July 7: Cafe India & Melty Way Sunday, July 8: UMAI Friday, July 13: Celebrate Cider Party with X96, 6-8pm, Steve’s Killer Dogs & Normal Ice Cream July 14: YPSLC Party Sunday, July 15: Melty Way Friday, July 27: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, July 28: Gerlach’s Sunday, July 29: Melty Way Friday, August 3: Cafe India & Havana Eats Saturday, August 4: Melty Way Sunday, August 5 Friday, August 10: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, August 11: UMAI Sunday, August 12: Melty Way Friday, August 24: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, August 25: Gerlach’s Sunday, August 26: Melty Way Friday, August 31: Pompeii Pastaz Saturday, September 1: Cafe India Sunday, September 2 Friday, September 7: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, September 8: Babefest Sunday, September 9: UMAI Friday, September 14 Saturday, September 15: Green Urban Lunch Box Fundraising Event Sunday, September 16 Friday, September 21: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, September 22 Sunday, September 23 Friday, September 28: Cafe India Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30: 4th West Oktoberfest, Shylo’s Mobile Cafe & Gerlach’s Friday, October 5: Shylo’s Mobile Cafe Saturday, October 6 Sunday, October 7: Closing day, UMAI
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.